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Ten Thousand Saints (2015)

10,000 Saints (original title)
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Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.


Robert Pulcini (screenplay), Shari Springer Berman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Kelemen ... Young Jude
Julianne Nicholson ... Harriet
Ethan Hawke ... Les
Asa Butterfield ... Jude
Avan Jogia ... Teddy
Nadia Alexander ... Prudence
Hailee Steinfeld ... Eliza
Emily Mortimer ... Diane
Austin Ramsey ... Hockey Player
Jeff O'Donnell Jeff O'Donnell ... Tory
Matthew James Ballinger ... Hippie
Emile Hirsch ... Johnny
Tracy Westmoreland ... Photo Booth Bum
Warren Kelly Warren Kelly ... Minister
Ellie Bensinger Ellie Bensinger ... Female Classmate #1


Follows three screwed up young people and their equally screwed up parents in the age of CBGB's, yuppies and the tinderbox of gentrification that exploded into the Tompkins Square Park Riots in New York's East Village in the 1980s.

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Rage. Riot. Rebirth.


Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for drug use including teens, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield both starred in Ender's game. See more »


Les: [Talking to Diane and Eliza] Okay, listen, you two are peas in a pod, all right? You know why she doesn't tell you anything, Diane? Because you try to control every situation you get your hands on. And you know why she does that? Cause you are totally out of control.
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References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »


Break Down The Walls
Written by Ray Cappo and John 'Porcell' Porcelly (as John Porcelly)
Performed by Youth of Today
Courtesy of Revelation Records
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Indie drama, comedy of coming of age and loose parenting skills.
21 June 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

The basic synopsis of this film is that we get to follow the lives of three mal adjusted kids and their equally messed up parents from Vermont to New York and back again, – sort of. This is one of those films where if you actually say any more you will ruin some of the plot; so I must demur – despite itching to say more.

The main character is Jude played by Asa Butterfield who is really very good and Ethan Hawke plays his narcotic loving father. I have to say the more I see Ethan Hawke act the better he seems to get. We also have the wonderful Emile Hirsch playing the lead singer to a hardcore punk type band. It is set in the eighties and they do manage to get a lot of details spot on – even CBGB's makes an appearance.

The story is original, the direction great and the actors all seem to live their roles. It is billed as a comedy but I did not see a lot to laugh at here, I did really enjoy it though so as a drama withy light hearted moments it really did work for me.

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Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ossining, New York, USA See more »


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1.85 : 1
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